Monday, August 13, 2012

Romantic whimsical wedding by Kate Robinson

Hello there friends! Did you all have a lovely weekend? We had a {MAG}rouge shoot on Saturday and despite the impending forecast and the rain that threatened throughout the day we managed to get everything wrapped up before it became a deluge on the drive home! Phew!So over this rain we've had for the past month, but I was excited to notice teeny tiny buds on the trees today, in fact our willows are quite green, and daisies springing up on the lawn too. It seems a month earlier than last year so I'm taking that as a good sign!! Yay... spring!!! We're starting off the week with this gorgeous wedding from Kate Robinson Photography. Love the vintage food tins used on the tables... and how cute are the little ones in their lilac dresses and hair crowns. The happy couple share some information about their day.

We wanted a very pretty soft and whimsical look for our wedding. Our theme colour was purple, which was the colour of the bridesmaid dresses and bridal bouquet, but these were set against a backdrop which was bursting with a striking palette of lilacs, pinks, blues, greens and coral.

While we wanted a romantic setting, we wanted to ensure it was also fun and quirky, showing our personalities. The venue had a sprinkling of individual touches such as a Photobooth prop basket full of Lenny’s collection of hats from all around the globe which was a big hit with our guests. We live in the UK and collect vintage reading material. We had a collection of vintage newspapers, menu cards and magazines dotted around the venue, together with short hand written descriptions of each item. Esther loves ribbons and Naomi, our fabulous florist did a brilliant job of creating a ribbon garland which was used to decorate the altar. It was a mixture of pastel colours, with purple accents, and each ribbon had a different texture and design. It looked beautiful swaying gently in the breeze, against the luscious green foliage of the venue, and the striking white pergola.

The bridesmaids each wore a different vintage style hair clip while Esther chose to keep her jewellery to a minimum. For some sparkle, she carried a gold knuckle duster clutch, and wore delicate gold wedge heels shoes. Esther’s gown was simple but it was complimented by a floor length veil with lace detail. The groomsmen and Lenny each wore different floral ties, of pink, purple and grey shades.

The chairs along the aisles were decorated with beautiful blooms in jars. The guest tables were decorated with tea cups, old fashioned jars and vintage tins of different styles and sizes all filled with beautiful flowers and candles. Each guest table had a different patterned place card from the very gorgeous collection at Carrot & Stick Press, and each guest’s name had been beautifully hand-written in by one of our bridesmaids.

On the bridal table, we had an eclectic collection of pretty floral teacups, old fashioned jars with flowers and pretty antique jugs filled with flowers. We draped a rustic ‘Eat, drink and be married’ banner along the length of the bridal table which was specially handmade by the lovely Colleen at Purple Peony Couture.

We added DIY touches with personalised drink flags and handwritten notes to accompany our yummy lolly station where we had Asian lollies (from where we were born), Scottish shortbread and fudge (from where we now live) and some good old Kiwi favourites. We provided pink stripped candy bags and purple polka dotted lolly cups for guests to use. The venue had provided us with a romantic birdcage for envelope gifts which we decorated with flowers, and framed photos of our parents’ weddings were displayed next to the birdcage. We placed a program on each guest table which consisted of the menu, photos and names of our gorgeous wedding party and a thank you note. These were part of the same stationery suite as our wedding invitation and thank you cards.

To keep our guests entertained, we played a trivia card game throughout the evening meal where guests had to guess what we’d already done from a deck of cards listing absolutely crazy things one must do in a person’s lifetime. Little Black Photobooth provided a photobooth which was supplemented by Lenny’s collection of quirky hats which guests used as dress up props. It was such a hit that there was quite a queue of guests taking turns to use it! Each guest could take home their ‘mug shots’, and put a 2nd copy in our guest book together with a special message to us. As the night wore on and the alcohol flowed, the photos got funnier and funnier, and at one point, there were 8 of us in the photobooth! It was a very fun evening, which was nicely concluded with the wedding party dancing (and some headbanging!) to Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’ to close the evening.

Photographer | Kate Robinson, Brides Dress | David Fielden, Bridesmaid Dresses | Oasis, Venue - Cassels, Flowers - Leaf and Honey, Accessories | Alexander McQueen gold clutch, Hairdresser - Amelia Rush (Le Boutique), Makeup Artist | Christina Dellar (Freckles and Blush), Brides shoes | Jimmy Choo, Celebrant | Trish Woodcock, Stationery | Minted / Carrot & Stick Press


Kate Robinson said...

Yay! Thank you so much Kate xxx

Colleen @ Purple Peony Couturet said...

Such beautiful photos of a gorgeous couple and their fabulous wedding. Loving all of the well thought out details. Honoured to have been a small part of it! xo

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